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Book The Pretenders for your next corporate event, function, or private party.
The Pretenders emerged as a popular alternative to the rock music scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their merging of top 40 pop music with punk and new wave spanned musical genres in a way that had never been done before. Chrissie Hynde and the rest of the band were able to establish a name for themselves in the United States as well as the United Kingdom with the assistance of edgy hits such as "Brass in Pocket" and "Kid." The Pretenders were primarily a vehicle for Hynde's singing and songwriting, but the skill of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott contributed a component to the band's music that has persisted to this day. Even after he passed away from an overdose of drugs, bands continued to be affected by his suspended chords, effects pedals, and syncopated rhythms for twenty years. Shortly after the death of Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon also passed away as a result of an accidental drug overdose. However, Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers moved on with new members, and The Pretenders continued to release songs throughout the 1980s and 1990s. They had a number of songs, such as the bouncy pop tune "Don't Get Me Wrong," "Back on the Chain Gang," and the emotional ballad "I'll Stand By You," which they recorded in 1994..

How to hire The Pretenders for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking The Pretenders to perform.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like The Pretenders in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking The Pretenders or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
The Pretenders's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking The Pretenders for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book The Pretenders, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing The Pretenders. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate The Pretenders booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book The Pretenders for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final The Pretenders booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will The Pretenders charge for an event. An example fee to book The Pretenders is in the starting range of $150,000-$299,000. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the The Pretenders agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The The Pretenders manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book The Pretenders for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the The Pretenders agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book The Pretenders, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the The Pretenders booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for The Pretenders, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Pop-80's Music, Pop, Rock-Classic, Female, Age Group-30's-50's, British
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